Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

  • Highest Rated: 100% Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% MacKenna's Gold (1969)
  • Birthday: Aug 16, 1933
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • American actress Julie Newmar's father was a college instructor and her mother was a former Ziegfeld dancer. This odd mix may explain why Julie complemented her dancing and acting career with offscreen intellectual pursuits. A lifelong student of ballet, Newmar was accepted as a dancer by the Los Angeles Opera Comany at age 15, and before her UCLA enrollment was under way she'd left college to try her luck in films. A stint as a gold-painted exotic dancer in Serpent of the Nile (1954) was usually conveniently ignored by Newmar's biographers, who preferred to list Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) as her screen debut. From here it was on to Broadway for a featured dance in the musical Can-Can, then to the sizable but nonspeaking role of Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner. It was for Newmar's performance as a Swedish sexpot in the genteel farce The Marriage-Go-Round that the actress attained true stardom - and also won a Tony Award. Recreating her stage roles for the film versions of Li'l Abner (1959) and Marriage-Go-Round (1961), Newmar spent the next few years dividing her time between stage work and TV guest spots (she played the Devil in the 1963 "Twilight Zone" episode "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville"). In 1964, Newmar was cast as a beautiful robot on the TV sitcom "My Living Doll," a series that languished opposite "Bonanza" and barely got through the season. According to Newmar, she accepted her best-remembered TV role, that of Catwoman on the weekly series Batman on the advice of her brother, a Harvard fellow in Physics who, along with his classmates, was a rabid Batman fan. Newmar played Catwoman for two seasons, but contractual committments kept her from appearing in the 1966 feature film version of Batman, wherein her role was taken over by Lee Meriwether. For diverse reasons, Newmar wasn't back as Catwoman for the final "Batman" season, so Eartha Kitt essayed the role. Newmar's film career peaked with MacKenna's Gold (1968) and The Maltese Bippy (1969), after which she was consigned to such deathless projects as Hysterical (1983), Nudity Required (1990) and Ghosts Can't Do It (1991). In 1995 she returned to the big screen playing herself in the cross-dressing comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything, Julie Newmar. In the mid 1980s, Julie Newmar began making the personal-appearance rounds thanks to the publicity attending the 20th anniversary of the "Batman" series, and in 1992 Julie was again an interview subject as a byproduct of Michelle Pfeiffer's unforgettable Catwoman stint in the 1992 feature film Batman Returns.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Batman vs. Two-Face Catwoman 2017
94% Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Catwoman 2016
77% Beautiful Darling Actor $13.9K 2011
No Score Yet Aliens Gone Wild! Actor 2006
No Score Yet Seduction of a Nerd Actor 2005
No Score Yet Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Herself 2003
No Score Yet Evils of the Night Dr. Zarma 2003
No Score Yet Backlash: Oblivion 2 Miss Kitty 1996
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Herself 1995
No Score Yet Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion) Miss Kitty 1994
No Score Yet Ghosts Can't Do It Angel 1990
No Score Yet Nudity Required Irina 1990
No Score Yet Cyber C.H.I.C. (Robo-Chic) Actor 1990
No Score Yet Body Beat McKenzie 1988
No Score Yet Deep Space Lady Elaine Wentworth 1987
No Score Yet Streetwalkin' Queen Bee 1985
No Score Yet Love Scenes (Ecstasy) Melinda 1984
No Score Yet Hysterical Venetia 1983
No Score Yet Terraces Actor 1977
No Score Yet Columbo: Double Shock Actor 1973
No Score Yet Up Your Teddy Bear Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Maltese Bippy Carlotta Ravenswood 1969
20% MacKenna's Gold Hesh-Ke 1969
No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Katrin Sveg 1961
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Stupefyin' Jones 1959
No Score Yet The Rookie Lili Marlene 1959
88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Dorcas 1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators Specialty Dancer 1954
100% The Band Wagon Salon Model 1953
No Score Yet Just for You Actor 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Claudette
  • 1976
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Lisa
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Susannah
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Ingrid
  • 1968
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Eleen
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
  • 1967
93% Batman
1966-1968
Catwoman
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • 1966
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Miss Devlin
  • 1963

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